Security

Improving Healthcare Risk Assessments to Maximize Security Budgets

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Executive Summary

Healthcare is undergoing major changes that are being driven by medical, consumer, IT, and security trends. While these trends. While these trends deliver compelling benefits to healthcare organizations, workers, and patients, they also carry significant privacy and security risks. Healthcare organizations are seeing an escalation in the frequency and impact of security compromises, driving a corresponding increase in healthcare privacy and security regulation at the national and local levels. In general, the healthcare industry lags behind other industries in IT security. Fortunately cyber crime has not advanced as quickly in healthcare as it has in other industries, such as financial services.

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